2018 - Summer - State and Local Tax Intern

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Position Description

At RSM, interns work with large and small companies in various industries.  They develop strong working relationships with clients built on understanding their businesses and challenges.  Interns work on multiple team engagements each year, including several pieces of any particular assignment - not just one part.  Working in a mutually respectful team environment helps our associates perform at their best and integrate their career with their personal life.

Examples of candidate’s responsibilities include:

  • Integrating state and local tax services with existing clients
  • Completing tax planning and research
  • Understanding State and local tax regulations and accounting pronouncements 
  • Reviewing the client’s current process to determine where gaps or inefficiencies are present and provide solutions to the client to improve their procedures and reduce exposure 
  • Working with the client’s IT Systems personnel to obtain data downloads of historical purchasing and sales to be analyzed for reporting, audit, review and/or refund potential 
  • Helping the client to identify and uncover available refunds and/or credits 
  • Assisting the client with sales tax software systems selection and implementation 

RSM’s tax practice includes the following specialty areas:

  • Lead Tax Services - provides a wide range of services to help entrepreneurial businesses manage their federal and state tax obligations
  • State & Local Tax - helps clients navigate the ever-shifting state and local tax laws
  • International Tax - works with businesses around the world to build successful cross-border tax strategies

Basic Qualifications:

  • 90 credit hours completed
  • Working towards B.A. / B.S. degree or equivalent from accredited university 
  • Accounting Major
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to work effectively on a team
  • Ability to work in a multitask and fast-paced environment
  • Travel to assigned client locations is required. Must have access to and ability to arrange for use of reliable modes of transportation to those locations.
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA is preferred

You want your next step to be the right one. You've worked hard to get where you are today. And now you're ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. RSM is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Working directly with clients, key decision makers and business owners across various industries and geographies, you'll move quickly along the learning curve and our clients will benefit from your fresh perspective.

Experience RSM US. Experience the power of being understood.

RSM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.
Job ID req2127
Line of Business: Tax Services
SubFunction: State and Local Tax
Job Type: Full Time
Req #: req2127
Location: 1861 International Drive, Suite 400, McLean, VA US
Region: Southeast Region
Job Category: Tax
Employment Type: Campus Intern
Degree Required: None
Travel: No
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